The team at BAIL are currently trying to answer this question by conducting interviews with about 40 people with a range of musculoskeletal and neurological health conditions.

At the time of the Level 4 lockdown we were about to embark on a study exploring how people live well and flourish over the whole of their lives. So we have expanded the questions (with ethical approval) to also ask about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response on their ability to maintain their health.

Rachelle Martin is doing the interviews for this study. However, if you would like to know more contact Cate Grace ( She will provide you with additional information about how you might be able to participate in this (or other planned projects).

We are also aware of a couple of other research surveys that aim to gather information about the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people. Further information for these can be found by clicking on the following links:

How life is going for the disability community

COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor